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World Languages Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AA-DTA Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in World Language and/or Literature.

World Languages is also an excellent major for graduate study in International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Communications, Education, Linguistics, Business and Law.

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education - 20 Credits


Courses used in General Education (Gen Ed) Core may not be used for distribution.

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 , PSYC 230 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120  

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits


Humanities (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: ARTH 204 , ARTH 210 , ARTH 224 , ARTH 225 , ARTH 226 , ENGL 154 , ENGL& 220 , ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 .

Strongly recommended:

  • 100 level course in ASL, Chinese, French, Japanese, or Spanish
  • 200 level Japanese or Spanish

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: EASIA 218 , HIST& 116 , HIST& 117 , HIST& 118 , HIST 234 , HIST 235 , HIST 236 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 MCS 210 .

General Electives (Minimum 25 Credits)


Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) .

Recommended area & cultural studies courses:

Asian: ARTH 204 , ARTH 210 , ENGL 154 , EASIA 218 , HIST 245 , PE 116 , PE 216 .

European: ARTH 224 , ARTH 225 , ENGL& 226 , ENGL& 227 , ENGL& 228 , ENGL 287 , ENGL 288 , ENGL 289 , HIST& 116 , HIST& 117 , HIST& 118 , HIST 234 , HIST 235 , HIST 236 , HIST 237 , HIST 238 , HUM 111 , HUM 112 , HUM 113 .

Latin America: ENGL 257 , HIST 245 .

African: HIST 245 , HIST 246 , MCS 210 .

Strongly recommended: 100 and 200 level world languages and courses in area/cultural studies that coincide with world languages study.

Where can I go for help?


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9303
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

World Languages Faculty Advisors

Amelia Acosta
206-546-5818 aacosta@shoreline.edu Rm 5379
Mayumi Steinmetz
206-546-5887 msteinme@shoreline.edu Rm 5372

What is a major in World Languages?


The study of world languages prepares students to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world. Knowledge and facility of languages makes it possible to understand the diversity of world cultures and civilizations. In addition to language courses, students are encouraged to take regional/cultural studies courses and include a program of study abroad.

World Languages Offered at Shoreline: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in World Languages?


The study of world languages offers opportunities in multiple career fields in occupations such as: teachers and professors, researchers, interpreters and translators, diplomats, counselors, social workers, administrators, advocates, curators, publicists, legislators, campaign managers, lobbyists, journalists and business leaders.

Potential employers include: Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Local, State and Federal Government Agencies, Foreign/Civil Service, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies, Hospitals and Health Care Facilities, Law Firms, Community and Social Service Organizations, Public Advocacy Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Museums, Libraries, International Business and Industry, Import/Export Companies, Travel and Tourism Agencies, Hotels and Restaurants, Media and Publishing Companies. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College


16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

206-546-4101

www.shoreline.edu

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